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Data philanthropy and beyond

Zibran Choudhury 28 May 2019

How do you create a ‘data strategy’ and leverage it for public good when data trends are constantly shifting? It’s quite the task but a panel of thought-leaders at the European Foundation Centre Annual General …


At the digital crossroads

Zibran Choudhury 28 May 2019

Digital – it seems so middle of the road, so normal, even for those behind the curve, but we are on the cusp of a 4th industrial revolution (4IR) with powerful new technologies that could …


New publication invites funders to embrace feminist-led grantmaking

Alliance magazine 13 May 2019

Astraea Foundation have launched their new Feminist Funding Principles publication, which invites funders and philanthropy to engage in a thoughtful rigorous practice that acknowledges the power of purposeful, feminist-led grantmaking. The publication features 10 principles …

Responsible data for philanthropists

Linda Raftree 8 April 2019

In the search for evidence of impact, donors and investors are asking that more and more data be generated by grantees and those they serve. Some of those driving this conversation talk about the ‘opportunity …

Bottom up vs Top down: an age old question

John Hecklinger 2 April 2019

There’s been an interesting central ideological tension today between bottom up and top down – a classic debate but being framed in interesting new ways here at the 2019 Global Philanthropy Forum.  On the one …

BT and British Asian Trust launch digital tech project to empower young girls in India

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

British Telecommunications (BT) and the British Asian Trust announced a three-year programme to empower India’s youth, specifically adolescent girls. The programme aims to maximise the available opportunities for young girls between the ages of 10 …

360Giving launch data visualisation platform for deeper grantmaking insights

Alliance magazine 1 March 2019

Coinciding with Open Data Day, 360Giving is launching a free online platform called 360Insights where grantmakers who openly share their grants data can quickly see information on seven key areas, revealing how much they give …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief team up in £2.4 million Tech for Good programme

Alliance magazine 4 February 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a renewed three-year partnership, with £2.4 million in total funding for the Tech for Good programme. Running in 2017 and 2018, Tech for Good supports non-profit organisations …

Annual industry forecast on philanthropy and digital civil society

Alliance magazine 16 January 2019

Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) have released the 2019 annual industry forecast about the ways the sector uses private resources for public benefit in the digital age. ‘Philanthropy and Digital Civil …